West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Keith Rogers
Keith Rogers

James Keith Rogers was born the son of Ralph L. Rogers and Betty Jo (Reynolds) Rogers on September 18, 1953 in Kansas City, Kansas and departed this life August 19, 2012 in Koshkonong, Missouri at the age of 58 years.

He is survived by one daughter, Kim Anne Fleissner and husband, Kurt of Rockton, Illinois; one granddaughter, Hannah Fleissner and one grandson, Gunther Fleissner, both of Rockton, Illinois; his parents, Ralph and Betty Rogers of Mountain Home, Arkansas; two sisters, Linda Ward and husband, Mike of Koshkonong, Missouri and Marla Rogers of Maumelle, Arkansas; one niece, Allison Bouland and husband, Brad of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two great nieces, Darby and Colby Bouland of Jonesboro, Arkansas; a special friend, Gwen Hubbard; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Rogers; his paternal grandparents, Guy and Madge Rogers; maternal grandparents, Jake and Nellie Reynolds and four uncles.

After graduating from Thayer High School with the class of 1971, Keith enlisted in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged on October 1, 1980. Later, he was employed with DRS Technologies in West Plains for twenty-two years.

He was an avid outdoorsman and especially looked forward to his favorite season of the year, summertime. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, camping, boating and scuba diving on Lake Norfork.

Keith was an animal lover and cherished his favorite cat, Speckles.

Keith will be remembered as a wonderful friend with a pleasant personality and a witty sense of humor and for the great love he had for his family. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial was in the Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.



  1. Michael Nerren
    August 28, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

    Keith was a very good friend of mine while he was living in Memphis. We roomed together in two different apartments during that time. Keith could be so funny and be so kind. I tried to reach him the last couple of years but couldn’t locate him. Now I find out about his passing and I wish to say Keith, thank you for being a very good friend.

    Ralph, I’m sorry for your loss. I wish I had talked to Keith more these past years.

    May Keith rest in peace and in the presence of the Lord.

  2. Ann
    August 30, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, I knew Keith and he was a very sweet man. God be with all of you.